Sunday, April 29, 2012
Seven questions... with Tunnels
I've said it before and I'll say it again... if you are a musician, have a bandcamp page and decide to follow me on Twitter... I will check out your music. This happened yesterday when I was followed by Tunnels... a vibrant and interesting synth-infused guitar-orientated indie rock act from Brescia in Northern Italy. So taken with their music... I paid for it and I haven't looked back.
Anyway... I got talking with them and asked them to complete my wee blog interview. Here's what they had to say:
1) Who are you and what do you do?
We are Matteo Foglia on vocals, lyrics, guitars, & synths; Giorgio Vezzoli on guitars, bass, and synths; and Paolo Toffano on drums and percussion; and we are a band called TUNNELS... we write and play our music... against all odds.
2) What are you working on at the moment?
Our new album, new songs. It's just the beginning, another beginning.
3) Who inspires you?
MUSIC? Radiohead, Joy Division, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Tool, Depeche Mode, NIN, SMashing Pumpkins, Nick Drake. It's a long list.
MOVIES? Anything directed by Malick, Kubrick, Burton, Tarantino.
BOOKS? Auster, Garland, Safran Foer, Pound, Joyce, Beckett. Here we are again, long list.
4) What drives you to do what you do?
Music itself. The pleasure you feel when you've finally made it, when your new song reach its final stage, its purest shape. Those moments when your band plays ad moves like a huge wave. A complete movement.
5) What values do you wish your creativity to express?
Beauty, what else?
6) What role does community play in what you do?
As simple as it gets, sharing and feedbacks. Things that sadly are very hard to get in the daily life. Widens our horizons.
7) What is next for what you do?
Next song. Next album.
Grazie per la condivisione. Non vedo l'ora di sentire il nuovo album!
Thank you for sharing. I look forward to hearing your new album.
I have embedded the bandcamp player for their current EP entitled "Sharps and Flats"... please take some time out to listen to it and enjoy something special indeed: